Lock & Mori by Heather W. Petty
Publisher-Simon & Schuster Books
Released- Sept 15th 2015
In modern-day London, two brilliant high school students—one Sherlock Holmes and a Miss James “Mori” Moriarty—meet. A murder will bring them together. The truth very well might drive them apart.
Before they were mortal enemies, they were much more…
FACT: Someone has been murdered in London’s Regent’s Park. The police have no leads.
FACT: Miss James “Mori” Moriarty and Sherlock “Lock” Holmes should be hitting the books on a school night. Instead, they are out crashing a crime scene.
FACT: Lock has challenged Mori to solve the case before he does. Challenge accepted.
FACT: Despite agreeing to Lock’s one rule—they must share every clue with each other—Mori is keeping secrets.
OBSERVATION: Sometimes you can’t trust the people closest to you with matters of the heart. And after this case, Mori may never trust Lock again.
I may not read many books from this genre, but when the mood strikes, there is nothing like a whodunit mystery to keep me well entertained, and I'm happy to say Lock & Mori did just that!
I'm not sure what it is about Sherlock Holmes books, but ever since reading Every Breath by Ellie Marney, I find myself looking for books of it's kind. Heather W. Petty, is a fantastic storyteller who kept this book suspenseful, mysterious and gripping the whole way through. The story starts off with a simple game of 'who can solve the crime first' between Lock and Mori but half way through the book it was already clear who the serial killer was. Now, being this is a mystery book and learning the revelation so soon on would have normally bothered me, but by that point I was already completely absorbed in the separate, heartbreaking, storyline, which was even more disturbing then the horrible murders. I loved the way Petty interlocked the storyline with plot to personal and the inner struggles that both Lock and Mori had to face, it made it more then a simple mystery that had to be solve.
I absolutely adored Lock and Mori. From the moment they met you could feel the tension and chemistry. My favoirte part was watching them observe the clues and learn what the other knows, even in secrets. They have the greatest banter and warm bubbling moments that made me smile. Lock is truly amazing. He's condescending and presumptuous and can be a real pain, but underneath his eccentric behaviour and vast intelligence, he's got a lot of heart. Mori is also just as wonderful, protective and clever and I hated what she had to go through in this book. Lock and Mori are a perfect match, they understand each other, challenge each other and were a brilliant team.
All in all, I really enjoyed this book. It did have some content that I usually like to stay away from, it wasn't over graphic, but graphic enough to hurt my heart, but this was a story I wont soon forget. Smart, refreshing and thrilling, this was an incredible debut and I can't wait for the next book!
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